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rebel

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adjective reb·el \ˈre-bəl\

Definition of rebel

  1. 1 a :  opposing or taking arms against a government or ruler b :  of or relating to rebels <the rebel camp>

  2. 2 :  disobedient, rebellious



Examples of rebel

  1. <today's rebel chefs feel free to ignore the dictates of classic French cuisine>



Origin of rebel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin rebellis, from re- + bellum war, from Old Latin duellum


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with rebel


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rebel

noun reb·el

Simple Definition of rebel

  • : a person who opposes or fights against a government

  • : a person who opposes a person or group in authority : a person who does not obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc.

Full Definition of rebel

  1. :  one who rebels or participates in a rebellion

Examples of rebel

  1. The government captured six armed rebels.

  2. He was a rebel against the school administration.

  3. He is a typical teenage rebel.



14th Century

First Known Use of rebel

14th century


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rebel

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verb re·bel \ri-ˈbel\

Simple Definition of rebel

  • : to oppose or fight against a government

  • : to oppose a person or group in authority : to refuse to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc.

Full Definition of rebel

re·belledre·bel·ling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to oppose or disobey one in authority or control b :  to renounce and resist by force the authority of one's government

  3. 2 a :  to act in or show opposition or disobedience <rebelled against the conventions of polite society> b :  to feel or exhibit anger or revulsion <rebelled at the injustice of life>

Examples of rebel

  1. When the government imposed more taxes, the people rebelled.

  2. The protesters are rebelling against the new tax law.

  3. Children often rebel against their parents.

  4. He rebeled against the social conventions of his time.



14th Century

First Known Use of rebel

14th century



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